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Is WordPress better than Shopify for blogging?

Asked 3 years ago

I started a self-hosted blog a couple of years ago through Bluehost/WordPress. Since then, I've been slacking on the blog posts, but I have opened an Etsy shop that has been fairly successful.

I plan to open a shop on my website in addition to Etsy, but after much research, I think I prefer Shopify to my current WordPress. I know WordPress syncs with WooCommerce, but I feel that Shopify may be the better way to go.

Does anyone have experience with WordPress? Why do you prefer Shopify?

How would switching affect my hosting through Bluehost? Would I still need them?

I also have a business email through Bluehost - would I lose that as well? Is Shopify compatible with blogging?

Tom Amitay

Friday, May 14, 2021

To build a ready-to-go storefront, it is far easier and faster to get it done using Shopify. Though it is no debate that WordPress is great for many things, when it comes to selling and having it all ready for showcasing and getting it to clients, Shopify is more convenient. I don't have a Shopify site myself, but a friend of mine does and it is fulfilling her purpose of creating it. It was amazing to listen to her talk about the site, but it was great to see the site myself, a truly beautiful functional e-comm site fit for a real business. Shopify can help make your sales automated, while with WordPress, they can't place an order and get it unless you get actively involved, which is quite stressful.

WordPress would be easier to operate for you if you are a programmer. I tried learning WordPress from scratch and I can tell you that it is not child's play. There’s a bit of a learning curve in Shopify as well, though, yes, but it’s nothing like learning WordPress from scratch. It’s faster, easier, AND you get to have a life.

At the end of the day, however, it still depends on what you are blogging about. If you are a general blogger who doesn't sell but just sends out information to your audience, it would be wise to go for WordPress and stay away from Shopify. This is because Shopify as the name implies, is basically a shop and a shop should have products for sale on the show glass.

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